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Karl Lewis Hand Painted Covers continued...

Karl Lewis Hand Painted Covers continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2209 image"TOYOHARA/ Island of Saghalien" heading on an envelope with a penguin on an ice shelf with mountains and sun in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by strikes of 9-11-17 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with ") N (" and square handstamp, opened envelope, couple small mounting remains on back side bottom corners, Very Fine and popular Sakhalin design (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:18 PM
2210 image"TAIHOKU/ Island of Formosa" heading on an envelope with litter-bearers on a forested hill with a mountain in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by clear strikes of 7-12-28 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-28." and ") N (", opened envelope, some light wrinkling on a couple of corners, Very Finern (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:19 PM
2211 image"ITSUKUSHIMA/ Inland Sea of Japan" heading on an envelope with torii and shrine behind with mountains in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by a clear strike of 8-11-15 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-26." and ") N (", envelope slit open along the top, some small mounting remains on three corners of back side, Very Fine (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:19 PM
2212 image"HASE - Kamakura/ JAPAN" heading on an envelope bearing a cachet of the Daibutsu but from one of Lewis' staff artists as the style is distinctly different, 10s in Japan postage tied by strikes of 8-11-17 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, back side with "C-27." and ") N (", envelope slit open along the top, some small mounting remains on each corner of the back side, Very Fine (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:20 PM
2213 image"FUJIYAMA" summit post office mailing envelope with view of hut, trees and cloud covered Mt Fuji, 10½s franking (incl C4) tied by a scenic date stamp, addressed to USA, neatly opened at top, back side with "C - 18.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, a trivial bit of wear in the top right corner, Very Fine (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:20 PM
2214 imageJapanese Sea Post; "ASAMA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design portraying a path to a building with a background of trees, birds, ship and Mt Fuji, 10½ franking tied by a 11-9 1934 scenic date stamp, addressed to USA, opened at top causing a tiny edge break, small edge break at bottom, back side with "C - 5.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, small bits of mounting remnant on three corners of back side, Very Fine appearance (Image 1) 60

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:21 PM
2215 imageJapanese Sea Post; "CHICHIBU MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design portraying a torii amongst the trees with a mountain backdrop, 10s franking tied by strikes of 17-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 2.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, light corner bend lower right, Very Fine (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:22 PM
2216 imageJapanese Sea Post; "HIKAWA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing house on the ground amongst the trees with a backdrop of ocean, birds, steamer and Mt Fuji, 10s franking (incl C4) tied by strikes of 4-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top with horizontal bend along top edge, back side with "C - 6.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, tiny scuff at bottom right corner, Very Fine (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:23 PM
2217 imageJapanese Sea Post; "HEIAN MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing tree on a hilltop overlooking the sea and birds with Mt Fuji and sun in background, 10s franking tied by strikes of 18-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 4.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, Very Fine (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:24 PM
2218 imageJapanese Sea Post; "HIYE MARU", typed heading on an envelope with Mt Fuji and tree line backdrop to a steamer at sea, 10s franking tied by strikes of 2-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 1.", ") N (" and square handstamp, some trivial wear to bottom corners, Very Fine (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:24 PM
2219 imageJapanese Sea Post; "TATSUTA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing road leading to a torii with mountain and sun, steamer and sampans plus birds in the distance, 10s franking tied by strikes of 24-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 5.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, small scuff in portion of design at lower left and in lower right corner, Very Fine appearance (Image 1) 50

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:25 PM
2220 imageDollar Steamship Liner; "PRESIDENT COOLIDGE" to San Francisco, typed heading on an envelope with design showing torii and lamp with backdrop of Mt Fuji, sun, ship and birds, 10s franking tied "U.S.T.P. Sea Post/ S.S. Pres. Coolidge Nov 9 1934" duplexes, addressed to USA, envelope opened, back side with "C - 7.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, light corner crease upper left, Very Fine (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:26 PM

United States Postal History

Forwarding Agents
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2221 image1841 Folded Letter Sheet addressed to London and originating in Havana, Cuba (May 1841 docketing) and with "via N. York" routing, address side with framed "Portsmouth Ship Letter" handstamp and an ms "8" rating, back side with nice strikes of two different forwarder's handstamps, "Forwarded By Collomb & Iselin/ New York" in black (partially affected by letter opening) and "Forwarded Through Gilpin's Exchange Reading Room and Foreign Letter Office/ New York" in red (both Rowe rarity 3), additional red London 19 JU 19 arrival cancel, Very Fine and a scarce double forwarding cover (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:27 PM
2222 imageForwarding Agents Stampless Covers Selection, 1837/68, seven covers addressed to NY, London or Paris and originating in Havana (3), Puerto Rico (2) or USA (2), fair to good strikes of forwarding agents (all rated scarcity "3" in Rowe) B. Blanco (New York), Fort & Lindam (New York), Harnden & Co (Liverpool; "Postage Paid to Destination"), Heckshers, Coster & Matfield (New York), Renauld Francois & Co (New York), Vias Y Compania (San Juan P.R.), Weichers & Co. (Ponce, P.R.), appropriate array of cancels, ratings, markings, etc., generally fresh and F-VF (Image 1) 200

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:29 PM
Maritime Markings
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2223 imageOctagonal-Framed Sailing Ship Marking on a folded letter datelined "U.S. Ship Peacock At Sea, Lat 11°44' N, 32°W May 16 1835" and continued at "Rio de Janeiro June 20th 1835", addressed to "Mrs Henry Weightman/ Alexandria D.C.", ms "single" at upper right, a red octagonal-framed "Phila 8 Aug" lower left, some faults as expected but a Fine use; 2012 PF certificate (Image 1) 250

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:28 PM
Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2224 imageN.York Steamship, circular datestamp ties 3c 1861 (Scott 65) with bold ½Due 7» handstamp on cover to Stockbridge Mass., Very Fine cover, the N. York Steamship cancel was applied to incoming letters on an ocean route designated as a U.S. postal route, ex-Sampson (Image 1) 60

SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:28 PM
2225 imagePremium Selection of Ship Covers to USA and Europe, eight stampless covers; includes 1860 Santiago de Cuba (via Havana) to NY City with "Steamship 10" marking; 1873 NY City to Bordeaux with "19" rating crossed out and an accountancy marking added; 1875 Cucuta Colombia with perfect strike of "New York/ U.S. Currency Due 10" date stamp, also five covers originating in Puerto Rico and addressed to NY City (4) or London with assorted sender handstamps, ratings, transit cancels, etc., some typical postal wear but an overall Very Fine selection (Image 1) 200

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:29 PM
Transatlantic Covers by Destination
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2226 image"Consulate of the United States of America, St. Petersburg" (Russia) dateline on an 1824 folded letter (marked "duplicate") addressed to Boston and signed by "James Leighton" and countersigned by a witness, white embossed seal of the consulate affixed at bottom of letter which concerns the medial affairs of a "William Richies", lightly struck red postal marking, horizontal file fold, Fine usernFrom the text of the letter, James Leighton was "Physician of His Imperial Majesty, Physician General of the Imperial Fleet, etc., etc.", Russia, at the time, was ruled by Czar Alexander I and he continued his service under the administration of Czar Nicholas I. He was the grandfather of Sir Frederic Leighton, one of Victorian Britain's most renowned painters and who also served as the president of the Royal Academy of Arts (London) from 1878-96. (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:29 PM
Stampless Covers - Free Franks
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2227 image‣Free E. S. Zevely PM,� free frank on elaborate red corner card cover for his engraving, designs and stamps, addressed to his unmarried sister Sophia in Salem N.C. (probably the person who wrote "Nov. 23" at top left), Very Fine, a beautiful illustrated cover from the premier 19th Century manufacturer of postal markingsrnDr. James Milgram's article in Chronicle 210 (May 2006) mentions this cover (pp. 112-113): "Zevely also created a wood-engraved comer card for himself. This doubled as a postmark and can thus be considered as one of the few printed postmarks of the stampless period...An example without postmarks, but franked by Zevely, bears manuscript 'Nov 23' dating, maybe by the recipient, his sister..." (Image 1) 700

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:30 PM
New York Postal History
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2228 imageNorth Castle, New York, bold and complete red "North Castle, N.Y." May 22 oval on outer folded lettersheet to Harlem Post Office, New York, manuscript "10" rate, red "Harlem, N.Y" cds and "Forwarded" straightline, manuscript "Missent" and additional "6" rate, Very Fine cover (Image 1) 50

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:30 PM

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